Gordon & MacPhail

Gordon & MacPhail

Scapa Distillery

1987

ABV: 43%

Age: No age statement Years Old

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Highland

Overall
Score

7.8

Tasting Notes

Nose

Stunningly fresh and clean with gristy, grassy malt, a lovely thread of orange and honey and the very faintest echo of smoke. As mouth-watering as any nose could be.

Palate

Immediately dry with a zesty fruitiness. Deep malty notes do water the mouth but the development seems arrested by a non-specific flat fruitiness.

Finish

Slightly spicy; rather lacking in complexity.

Comment

Gordon and MacPhail has been the purveyor of Scapa's excellent malt far longer than owners Allied, which was slow to wake up to its allure. However, this is not its finest bottling and lacks that lovely cocoa depth of yore.

Taster Score
7.5

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